The Road to Nowhere

Forced Perspective 13 February 2014 0 Comments

The Road to Nowhere

If you were parked here taking this photograph, would you feel comfortable driving over this bridge?  Is the car heading up the hill in the distance about to drive off the end and into the cold waters below? This is a photograph of Storseisundet Bridge in Norway.  It is the longest of eight bridges that […]

Overflow Parking Mural by Blue Sky

Trompe L'oeil 30 January 2014 0 Comments

Overflow Parking Mural by Blue Sky

In 1978, artist Blue Sky painted a trompe l’oeil mural on the side of the Flint Journal Building in Flint, Michigan.   The mural, aptly titled “Overflow Parking”, measures 60 by 70 feet in size. The deceptive mural is still there and can be found at 200 E. First Street in Flint, Michigan.  You can even […]

Honda CR-V Optical Illusion Commercial

Anamorphosis,Forced Perspective,Impossible,Video 21 November 2013 0 Comments

Honda CRV Optical Illusion Commercial

This one minute commercial for the Honda CR-V features a number of different optical illusions. The tag line for the commercial is “An Impossible Made Possible”, and the result is a mind-bending and pretty entertaining advertisement. I typically do not like many commercials, but I must admit that this one was well done. Do you […]

Dirty Art by Sarah Rosado

Composite 30 September 2013 0 Comments

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In the past, we have featured images made from thumb tacks, sea shells and even Post-it Notes.  Sarah Rosado, a photographer and artist based in New York, creates her images using something that you might not expect – dirt.  She calls this series of photographs “Dirty Little Secrets”.

Common Sense Crossing by Erik Johansson

Impossible 8 July 2013 1 Comment

Common Sense Crossing by Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson has a vivid imagination.  He also happens to be a very good photographer and a wizard at Adobe Photoshop.  He creates photo-manipulations by taking multiple photographs and crafting them into creative and impossible scenes.  His work below, created in 2010, shows a very strange intersection that almost has an uneasy feeling when looking […]

Dreaming by Rusty Rust

Hidden Objects 13 June 2013 0 Comments

Dreaming by Rusty Rust

Rusty Rust frequently creates deceptive paintings that have a hidden element to them.  Here, he paints a young boy on a horse on what we can assume is a boring day on the farm.  As his mind wanders, he slowly begins to daydream.  As he does, an opening in the dilapidated barn begins to resemble […]

Eureka Car Park Optical Illusion

Anamorphosis 22 October 2012 0 Comments

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The  Eureka Tower Carpark in Melbourne, Australia contains of series of anamorphic letter illusions designed by German artist Axel Peemoeller.  The letters can be read perfectly when viewed at certain angles, but appear distorted when viewed from all other angles.  The example below shows the how the letters form the word “UP” as a motorist […]